Some of the most powerful evidence that proves Jesus to be Whom he claimed to be is found in the historical fulfillment of the prophsies He foretold in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 a.d. Yet the Church, for the most part, has allowed it to go unnoticed. Read the book the "Parousia" by James S. Russell (below) for a faith strengthening, eye opening experience!
Study to show thyself approved . . . 2 TIMOTHY 2:15
The Fire that Consumes
(Summary and Audio Interview online) Evangelical Christians affirm together that a dreadful destiny awaits those who reject God's grace throughout life. According to the traditional view, that destiny will involve unending conscious torment in hell. However, believers are increasingly questioning that understanding, as both unbiblical and inconsistent with the character of God revealed in the Scriptures and in the man Jesus Christ. This internationally acclaimed book--now fully updated, revised, and expanded--carefully examines the complete teaching of Scripture on the subject of final punishment. It concludes that hell is a place of total annihilation, everlasting destruction, although the destructive process encompasses conscious torment of whatever sort, intensity, and duration God might require in each individual case.
(Book online) First published in 1878, The Parousia was esteemed by contemporaries who may have agreed or disagreed with Russell's conclusions but nevertheless had utmost respect for his exegetical method, his illumination of difficult passages of Scripture, and the popular level on which the book was written. Pastors, students of the Bible, and anyone suspicious of the current media focus on the end times will treasure this well-reasoned and hope-filled book.
(Video presentation based on the Book) Every once in a while a book comes along which not only challenges the foundations of accepted Christian understanding, it actually tears them up and replaces them with completely new ones. This is one such book. If you have assumed that you have an understanding of the New Testament teaching on church life and practise then this book will challenge you to reconsider your viewpoint on every level. Combining meticulously researched scholarship and exegesis with over thirty years of practical experience pioneering New Testament church life and practice, Beresford Job takes the reader on a journey of discovery to regain possibly the most important lost biblical truths and understandings since the time of the Reformers.
Clinging to a Counterfeit Cross
(Book online) The doctrines of the licentious, or Antinomian, have always been a hindrance to the Church, but never as it seems, has there been such a blatant disregard for holiness in the professing church as there is in this day. Men’s perception of the holiness of God has been so severely diminished that the fear of God has become almost non-existent. The face of God has been marred, the character of God perverted, the body of Christ crippled, and the multitudes have been deluded into believing a false gospel.